Everyone in the world sweats. That’s a bodily function that no one is immune to but unfortunately for some people, they suffer from “excessive sweating” and/or hyperhidrosis. This can be incredibly uncomfortable and make one self-conscious about themselves.
The miraDry system is the permanent solution to excessive sweating. It’s an “easy treatment that can be completed in a physician’s office in as little as one hour” (miraDryAfrica)
How does it work?
“What goes on during the treatment is actually pretty simple. The miraDry System uses thermal energy that targets and eliminates the sweat and odor glands in your underarm. Once those glands are eliminated, they do not grow back,” (miraDryAfrica) The procedure takes about an hour with a local anaesthetic applied to the area just before. Once the procedure is completed, the patient can return to normal activity but they will most likely experience swelling and heat sensation in the armpits.
There have been other solutions before, such as Botox which lasts about 5-6 months, but that does not address any of the odour issues that come along with excessive sweating. The miraDry is a permanent solution that tackles the sweat glands and helps address the odour component.
Will I sweat more now in other places?
Short answer – no.
The number of sweat glands in an adult is a fixed amount and there are no new sweat glands that are produced. There has been no proof to suggest that excessive sweating occurs in other places once you have completed the miraDry procedure.
The machine is FDA approved and has been around since 2011 but is only now hitting the South African market. DW Skin & Body has been chosen as one of the only two “miraDry Sweat Clinic Specialists” in Johannesburg and will have the exclusive machine available at the practice for 3 months. The arrival date of the machine is to be confirmed.
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